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The Tasmanian tiger was listed as extinct nearly 80 years ago, but now a team of British naturalists are on the prowl to prove that the species is still alive, the Guardian U.K. reports. Thylacinus cynocephalus. Credit: Wikimedia Properly named a thylacine, the "Tassie tiger" is the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. The stripes on its back resemble those of the jungle cat after which it is named. Though the last known thylacine died at Hobart Zoo in Tasmania on Sept. 7, 1936, some believe the animal is alive and well in the island state's remote northwestern region. The British researchers searching for the species are part of the Centre for Fortean Zoology, based in De...

10 Animals That Were Doomed By Man

While many endangered animal populations have suffered due to natural threats such as unexpected disasters, climate changes and predators, human influence still stands as the most threatening factor to the survival of these living creatures. Here are 10 animals whose fate was tragically doomed as a consequence of human…